What are the progestin-only formulations of emergency postcoital contraception?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Kirsten J Sasaki, MD; more...
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Progestin-only formulations

One pill

  • Plan B-One Step (1.5 mg levonorgestrel): Available without a prescription on the pharmacy shelf, without age restrictions

  • Next Choice One Way and My Way (1.5 mg levonorgestrel): Available without a prescription on pharmacy shelf to patients aged 17 years or older (identification required)

Two pills

  • Generic levonorgestrel (1.5 mg levonorgestrel total): Available without a prescription to patients aged 17 years or older (identification required); available with a prescription to patients aged 16 years or younger; both pills may be taken at once or (1.5 mg) or one pill (0.75 mg) followed by the second pill (0.75 mg) 12 hours later


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